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Adaptive Land Use for Flood Alleviation (ALFA)

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Adaptive Land Use for Flood Alleviation (ALFA)

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5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: EU Project ALFA Team
Countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Regions: Elbe River, Seine, Thames
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
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Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Apr. 2013  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.alfa-project.eu/en/about/index.php?mod=login&sel=setcook...
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 64%

Project Overview

The ALFA project aims at protecting citizens in Northwest Europe against the effects of flooding due to climate change. All partners face the same problems and challenges due to climate change: creating new floodplains, their effects for inhabitants, and their effects on the landscape. The technical adjustments that have to be made are also relatively new for all partners. Via transnational cooperation in developing and implementing policy measures in the project areas,...

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The ALFA project aims at protecting citizens in Northwest Europe against the effects of flooding due to climate change. All partners face the same problems and challenges due to climate change: creating new floodplains, their effects for inhabitants, and their effects on the landscape. The technical adjustments that have to be made are also relatively new for all partners. Via transnational cooperation in developing and implementing policy measures in the project areas, knowledge and experiences will be shared between the six river catchments.

Project Results

The project aim can be broken down into three objectives: 1. To develop and implement innovative technical solutions for increased capacity for water storage or discharge in the project areas. 2. To raise awareness and increase solidarity between citizens in upstream and downstream areas within river catchments in Europe through public involvement measures. 3. To optimise social, economic, and ecological benefits by preserving the current land use function in the ...

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The project aim can be broken down into three objectives: 1. To develop and implement innovative technical solutions for increased capacity for water storage or discharge in the project areas. 2. To raise awareness and increase solidarity between citizens in upstream and downstream areas within river catchments in Europe through public involvement measures. 3. To optimise social, economic, and ecological benefits by preserving the current land use function in the project areas and combining this with desirable and suitable new functions, such as nature and recreation.

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